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Duration 7h 44m
Distance 724.1 km
Average price 280€
Frequency 5/day

Trip overview

The average train between Lyon and Cologne takes 7h 44m and the fastest train takes 5h 45m. The train service runs several times per day from Lyon to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Brussels

  1. Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Cologne
6h 37m
153€ - 279€

Lyon to Cologne train times

Trains run five times a day between Lyon and Cologne. The earliest departure is at 14:00 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Lyon is at 19:00 which arrives into Cologne at 10:15. All services require a transfer at BRUXELLES-MIDI and take an average of 7h 44m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 37m.

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The distance between Lyon and Cologne is 597 km. The road distance is 724.1 km.

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Lyon to Cologne train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Lyon to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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There are 1936+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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What companies run services between Lyon and Cologne?

You can take a train from Lyon to Cologne via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 6h 37m.
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 90€

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150€ - 280€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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